Hayley Watson-Greaves Rides Rubins Nite to Victory in Keysoe CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle, First Big Tour Win in Over Four Years

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Hayley Watson-Greaves on Rubins Nite. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

KEYSOE, England, Oct. 9, 2021–Hayley Watson-Greaves and her 17-year-old Rubins Nite won the Keysoe International Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday, the first victory for the British partnership in more than four years.

Hayley and the British-bred Hanoverian gelding were awarded 74.155% for the win. The pair’s last victory in more than seven years at Big Tour that has included nine Nations Cup competitions on the British team and a World Cup Final appearance was in May 2017. Hayley and Rubins Nite first competed at international level at Small Tour in 2012, moving up to Grand Prix in 2014.

Kate Cowell on Samba Dancer, 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, was second on a personal best 73.695% in their third musical performance since beginning Grand Prix five months ago.

Alexander Harrison on Diamond Hill, a 10-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding, also posted a personal best 72.845% in their second senior Big Tour event since graduating from the Under-25 division earlier this year.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: E-Knut Danzberg-GER H-Clive Halsall-GBR C-Isobel Wessels-GBR M-Freddy Leyman-BEL B-Hans Voser-SUI

Place

1

Rider
 

Horse

Rubins NiteGelding / BHHS / Black / 2004 / Rubin Royal Old x Limbo / E Richmond – Watson / Hayley Watson – Greaves

E

71.250       76.000                  73.625                             3

H

71.750          80.000                       75.875                                1

C

72.750             79.000                       75.875                             3

M

69.750               75.000                      72.375                              1

B

70.250                75.800                     73.025                              2

Total

71.150                                          77.160                                     74.155

2 Samba DancerGelding / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2006 / Samba Hit II x Ferro / Hermann Ktretz / C Richards 73.000            79.000                  76.000                             1 70.000             74.000                    72.000                              4 73.000             79.000                  76.000                             2 69.000                74.000                    71.500                              3 70.750               75.200                  72.975                             3 71.150                                         76.240                                   73.695
3 Diamond HillGelding / BHHS / Chestnut / 2011 / Don Diamond x Damon Hill / / Alexander Harrison, Jonny Clarke – West 71.250                77.000                   74.125                              2 69.250                    75.000                    72.125                               3 70.500            75.000                   72.750                              5 68.750             74.000                   71.375                             4 71.500              76.200                   73.850                             1 70.250                                                  75.440                                   72.845
Not placed
4 Alicante ValleyGelding / KWPN / Liver Chestnut / 2005 / Caricello x Nimmerdor / / Jennifer Whittaker 69.750             74.000                  71.875                              5 70.500               75.000                    72.750                              2 74.750                  81.000                     77.875                              1 68.500                72.000                 70.250                            5 68.750             73.600                   71.175                              5 70.450                                                75.120                                    72.785
5 FameGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2010 / Bordeaux 28 x Rhodium / V.O.F G. O M. Gerritsen / Fiona Bigwood, Penny Bigwood, Mette Bigwood, Anders Dahl 70.500               76.000                   73.250                            4 70.000               74.000                 72.000                              4 70.750               74.000                        72.375                             6 70.750                74.000                  72.375                              1 67.500                 72.600                     70.050                            6 69.900                                         74.120                                    72.010
6 Into The BlueGelding / AES / Roan / 2006 / Ublesco x Calvaro F.C. / John & Clare Whitaker / Louise Anne Bell, Tonya Wood, John Walton, Alison Walton, William Wood 68.500             75.000                   71.750                              6 69.750              74.000                    71.875                               6 70.750              76.000                  73.375                             4 66.250               72.000                 69.125                             6 70.000            75.400                  72.700                            4 69.050                                         74.480                                     71.765
7 HomerunGelding / HANN / Dark Brown / 2005 / Hochadel x Mooiman / / Nathalie Kayal 67.250                69.000                 68.125                              9 68.250                 71.000                    69.625                              7 67.000                70.000                  68.500                            7 66.000                 66.000                    66.000                           9 68.750              71.200                 69.975                              7 67.450                                      69.440                                   68.445
8 Jb DukaatGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2008 / Westenwind / Jb Dragt / Jess Bennett 66.750              71.000                68.875                              8 66.750                70.000                  68.375                              9 65.750             68.000                  66.875                              8 66.500               71.000                 68.750                            7 65.750           72.000                  68.875                             9 66.300                                      70.400                                  68.350
9 Southern Cross BraemarGelding / HANN / Chestnut / 2010 / / Christian Heinrich / Dannie Morgan 66.500              73.000                   69.750                             7 67.000                70.000                 68.500                              8 62.250             67.000                64.625                            10 63.250              67.000                65.125                          10 66.750              72.000                  69.375                            8 65.150                                        69.800                                    67.475
10 LibertinoGelding / WESTF / Grey / 2010 / Lancer III x Cornet Obolensky / Gestut Zhaschkow / Libertino Syndicate, Mojca Usnik 63.750              68.000                65.875                          10 63.000             66.000                  64.500                           10 63.750             68.600                   66.175                              9 64.750              68.000                  66.375                           8 63.250              68.200                 65.725                            11 63.700                                            67.760                                    65.730
11 After MidnightStallion / KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Special D x Fair Play / / Katie Williamson 58.500            67.000               62.750                            11 59.000                  66.000                             62.500                           11 59.000               64.000                61.500                            11 59.250              65.000               62.125                           11 63.750                69.600                 66.675                           10 59.900                                        66.320                                       63.110